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Theme : Design & Retrofit
Nov 25th 2022
Python in the VE: VE Scripts - Working with ApacheHVAC

In our latest Python in the VE series article we look at working with ApacheHVAC. What? We create series of functions to help access VE ApacheHVAC component data. We use these...

Nov 2nd 2022
The Impact of Weather File Selection

This article is the first one of a series discussing “Net Zero” strategies by investigating modelling approaches to bridge the performance gap and ultimately improve the...

Oct 18th 2022
Python in the VE: VE Scripts – Working with Constructions

In our ninth Python in the VE article, we focus on working with constructions. What? We use GET and SET methods to access VE construction data. To use them you need to navigate...

Oct 13th 2022
Foster + Partners turns to IESVE to close performance-based design gap

Global architecture and engineering practice, Foster + Partners is using IES Virtual Environment (IESVE) to deliver the best environmentally friendly design outcomes for its...

Oct 3rd 2022
Anthony Timberlands Center for Design and Materials Innovation

Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (AEI) used the IES Virtual Environment (IESVE) to carry out detailed energy modelling for this mass timber construction project. AEI were...

Sep 27th 2022
Submetering in IESVE and Operational Economics: Santa Fe Senior Village

National Community Renaissance (National CORE) is a Developer/Builder of affordable housing, based in Southern California but with footprint reaching to other regions and States...

Sep 27th 2022
ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference Competition Winners: DLR Group

Congratulations to the designers from DLR Group who won the ASHRAE LowDown Showdown Design Competition at the 2022 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild (BPACS) in...

Sep 26th 2022
Model Geometry Tips for Detailed Design Development (DD) Phases with IESVE Software

In Part 1, “Model Geometry Tips for Schematic Design (SD) Phases”, we reviewed five important tools and techniques for early-phase design.  During later stages of design,...

Sep 26th 2022
Model Geometry Tips for Schematic Design (SD) Phases with IESVE Software

During the early phases of a project design, e.g. Schematic Design (SD), architects and engineers typically require schematic-level model geometry of a building in order to...

Aug 31st 2022
IES TaP now supports BREEAM UK New Construction V6

We are delighted to announce that IES TaP, our award winning online BREEAM project management system now supports BREEAM UK New Construction V6 scheme. The new scheme is a minor...

Aug 15th 2022
Python in the VE: VE Scripts - Working With Room Data

This article in our Python in the VE series focuses on working with room data.  What? We use GET and SET methods to access VE data. To use them you need to navigate the API...

Aug 4th 2022
ASHRAE Headquarters Building, Atlanta, USA

ASHRAE are one of the foremost industry pioneers in the decarbonization of the built environment and their new global Headquarters building in Atlanta, renovated to operate as a...

Aug 3rd 2022
A New Era for Net-Zero Buildings? How Building Energy Modelling can support Australia’s renewed climate ambitions

Following years of ‘climate wars’ and underwhelming carbon policies, the 2022 Australian election marked a potentially significant turning point in Australia’s Zero Carbon...

Jul 18th 2022
Preparing the built environment for intensifying heatwaves

The UK is experiencing a heatwave this week with temperatures anticipated to exceed 34⁰C in some parts. Temperatures at these extremes are becoming increasingly common, with...

Jul 11th 2022
Python in the VE: VE Scripts – Working with Geometry

Our latest article in our VE-Python series covers working with geometry. What? In VE Python it is sensible to limit room geometry adjustments to changes in %...

Jul 5th 2022
Dave's Top Tip: Weather Files & Part L 2021

Dave's "Top Tip" 12 With the release of Part L2 2021 Building Regulations, many building modellers are raising questions over which weather files to use. My Weather Files folder...